Joe Lieberman will announce tomorrow he won't seek re-election in 2012.
I doubt he'll be missed.
Make a new
"I am absolutely certain that Connecticut's going to have the good sense to send Joe Lieberman back to the United States Senate."
Barack Obama - 2006.
Good riddance to bad rubbish. Connecticut can do a lot better.
He's burned a lot of bridges since then.
""It all adds up to a 25% approval rating with 67% of his constituents giving him bad marks," the study concludes. "Barack Obama's approval rating with Connecticut Republicans is higher than Lieberman's with the state's Democrats.""
Double shame that our guy Al Gore had to dip into the anti-Clinton playbook with his Lieberman gambit in 2000, which Al considered a very clever and bold "out of the box" pick. Might also have cost him the election, with Joe's reckless comments on MTP about overseas military ballots.
Joe won't be disappearing; I'm pretty sure he'll make himself more available than ever to cameras and microphones - and it really would not surprise me if the Obama administration picked him up in the free agent market, either.
Move over Newt.
But then, like far too many of his peers, he's done what they always wanted, at the expense of his supposed constituents and the rest of the US, so they got 'good value' from him.
A pity that we, who paid his salary, didn't.